Coordinator (Relationship Skills Class & Community Projects)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $49,000
Details: $49k+ DOE and multi-lingual skills




United States


A NW Network Staff Member:

o Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian & gay survivors of violence and abuse, including domestic & dating violence, sexual violence, hate violence and stalking among youth and adults;

o Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and

o Collaborates and works well as part of a team towards the shared goal of ongoing learning and strengthening our support to survivors of abuse.

Core Competencies of a Successful Community Programs Coordinator:

o Skillfully uses advocacy as a model to support the self-determination of diverse bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of violence.

o Adept at: safety & support planning; navigating systems (criminal/legal/housing/medical); building meaningful referrals/collaboration; problem solving; understanding the impacts of trauma on LGBTQ survivors; upholding confidentiality; & supporting survivors to heal from impacts of abuse.

o Utilizes NW Network assessment tools, advocacy approaches, analysis, and best practices to assist survivors and community members in a respectful, transparent, and authentic manner.

o Manages crisis or high stress situations with discernment, empathy, and communication.

o Demonstrates creativity, solid analysis and cultural competence in the development of outreach strategies, presentations and community engagement/education projects as needed.

o Skillfully facilitates education, engagement, support and/or discussion groups as assigned.

o Commitment & skill in maintaining confidentiality within small communities, especially when participating in community events, cultural celebrations, and/or outreach.

o Completes and documents tasks on-time and within budget, submits reports thoroughly and on-time.

o Seeks out support from co-workers & supervisor, proactively takes responsibility for self and work, and effectively utilizes weekly staff meeting and monthly supervision meetings.

o Understands the connections between liberation movements and anti-violence work.

o Gives, receives and uses feedback to get the job done & create an awesome workplace!

Key Tasks Include:

o Implement Relationship Skills Class series regionally and coordinate the RSC Curricula distribution nationally.

o Coordinate the evaluation of and continued development of the RSC curriculum.

o Develop and implement community healthy sex education and sexual assault prevention project for LGBTQ families;

o Network, klatch, chat, schmooze, talk, meet, connect, engage and otherwise be of and for diverse LGBTQ communities;

o Support leadership to respond to emergent community incidents and organizing regarding broad based liberation and equity issues, IPV, SA, bias crimes, state violence, positive LGBTQ relationships and families;

o Organize volunteers to amplify impact of NW Network community efforts and programs;

o Complete on-going evaluation and reporting tasks related to RSC (tracking participation, end of session surveys, quarterly and bi-annual reports, demographic compilations).

o Complete in-office tasks associated with community engagement activities: registration, venue, materials, guest support.

o Support leadership communications via NW Network’s various formats such as Facebook, twitter, tumblr, blogs, website etc.

o Coordinate RSC announcement, publicity & ads approvals with manager.

o Manage RSC listserv.

o Coordinate supply & distribution of NWN outreach & educational materials.

o Provide training and technical assistance in areas of expertise as needed.

o Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

o Knowledge of dating & domestic violence, sexual violence, hate violence, stalking, and abuse.

o Demonstrates a deep commitment to survivors of violence and the empowerment of diverse bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay people/community.

o Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.

o Experience working in diverse LGBTQ community contexts.

o Strong writing and verbal communication skills, including presentations and social media.

o Ability to work in both office and ‘field’ settings.

o Competence with basic office systems (computers, copiers, Office, Word/Excel, etc.)

o Working car, current drivers' license, insurance and/or skill using public transportation.

Preferred Qualifications

o Multi-language skills (ASL included).

o Excellent social media and communications skills.

o Familiarity with local and regional social service resources and organizations.

o Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, basic website maintenance, graphic design programs, and email communication systems.

The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The NW Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender presentation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered.



We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401k plan, and a caring and innovative work environment!

Level of Language Proficiency

Multi-language skills (ASL included)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

We are interested in getting a feel for your take on anti-violence work, racial and economic justice, LGBTQ community issues and community change work in your cover letter. Please email or mail your cover letter and resume to:

The NW Network

Attn: RSC Coordinator

PO Box 18436

Seattle, WA 98118


Subject: RSC Coordinator

[no faxed resumes accepted]

If emailing your application, attach cover letter and resume as one combined file.

Please do not include your cover letter in the body of the email.